Maandelijks archief: januari 1970

For Environmental Justice

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For Environmental Justice

Environmental issues are social in origin and all living beings are interconnected. That’s how David Pellow sees it.
In his new book, “What is Critical Environmental Justice?” (Polity Press, 2017), Pellow, the Dehlsen Endowed Chair in Environmental Studies at UC Santa Barbara, examines the…

For Environmental Justice

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Finding Majoranas

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Finding Majoranas

UC Santa Barbara scientists are on the cusp of a major advance in topological quantum computing.
In a paper that appears in the journal Nature, Chris Palmstrøm, a UCSB professor of electrical and computer engineering and of materials, and colleagues describe a method by which “hashtag”– shaped…

Finding Majoranas

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Hot and Bothered

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Hot and Bothered

To date, most empirical evidence on climate change impacts have focused on the agricultural sector. Little is known about the effects on, say, manufacturing in, say, China, which is in many ways “the factory of the world.”
In a new paper published in the Journal of Environmental Economics and…

Hot and Bothered

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‘Lab Girl’

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‘Lab Girl’

Part One: “Roots and Leaves.” Part Two: “Wood and Knots.” Part three: “Flowers and Fruit.” Sounds a lot like life.
So goes “Lab Girl,” paleobiologist Hope Jahren’s coming-of-age memoir in which she “traces her path from an early infatuation with the natural world to her hard-earned accomplishments…

‘Lab Girl’

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Good Fellows

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Good Fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) — the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of numerous prestigious journals, including Science — has named six UC Santa Barbara professors among its new fellows for 2017.
This year, 396 members have been so…

Good Fellows

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Nurturing Warriors

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Nurturing Warriors

Japan’s history of war, from the late 19th century to the present, shifts dramatically at the conclusion of World War II. After a series of intense conflicts, beginning with the Sino-Japanese war of 1894-95, Japan embraced peace and anti-militarism.
Despite the bifurcation of eras, says a UC Santa…

Nurturing Warriors

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A Champion for Plants

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A Champion for Plants

Native plants have a guardian angel in Susan Mazer. Her research as a botanist has furthered the conservation of some of the rarest plant species in California and has influenced the design of habitat restoration efforts.
Mazer, a professor in UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Ecology, Evolution,…

A Champion for Plants

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Decommissioning Platform Holly

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Decommissioning Platform Holly

When the Colorado-based oil company Venoco, Inc. — founded in Carpinteria, California, more than two decades ago — declared bankruptcy last spring and ceded its offshore lease, the state of California “inherited” 50-year-old Platform Holly off the coast of Santa Barbara.
Now the state must decide…

Decommissioning Platform Holly

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Nature Stories

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Nature Stories

Say you’re an ecologist studying the biodiversity of plant communities on a coastal nature preserve. If you knew the land had once been used for ranching and agriculture, would it change the questions you asked? And would it change the answers?
Yes, almost certainly, on both counts. For the richer…

Nature Stories

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Allez!

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Allez!

Fencing is a sport of split-second strategy, bursts of energy and finely honed skill and speed — all while wielding a rapier-style sword. And UC Santa Barbara fencing coach Tim Robinson has been recognized for his work imbuing his students with just that physical and mental agility.
Robinson has…

Allez!

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Your Brain on Exercise

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Your Brain on Exercise

It’s universally accepted that the benefits of exercise go well beyond fitness, from reducing the risk of disease to improving sleep and enhancing mood. Physical activity gives cognitive function a boost as well as fortifying memory and safeguarding thinking skills.
But can it enhance your vision?…

Your Brain on Exercise

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Encouragement From the Future

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Encouragement From the Future

Three UC Santa Barbara engineering undergraduate students were named recipients of $1,000 scholarships to be awarded during National Engineers Week, Feb. 19-25.
Dorian Bruch, Hyun Bum Cho and Michael Abramovitch were chosen to receive the scholarships by the local chapter of DiscoverE, a coalition…

Encouragement From the Future

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